Carly Dintaman, a design and management senior at Parsons, won the Vera List Center Writing Award for a critical essay titled “Tseng Kwong Chi: Alienated Tourist.” Dintaman’s piece is inspired by Tseng Kwong Chi’s silver gelatin photograph Disneyland, California, which can be seen at 72 5th Avenue. The photograph was made in 1979 but still has resonance for Dintaman.
Dintaman wrote her essay in the class “Art and Tourism,” a class taught by ADHT Associate Professor Rosemary O’Neill. Dintaman says, “I chose to write about Disneyland, California because I was taking a class on art and tourism at the time. When I saw the piece (it features the artist with Mickey Mouse), I immediately began to connect it with ideas we had been discussing.”
The Vera List Center’s Art Collection Writing Award is awarded to students for nonfiction, fiction, and poetry writings that respond to art owned by The New School. A reception to honor the winners was held on April 20th. Read more about the award at: http://newschool.edu/vlc/subpage.aspx?id=15782.